- 'Huge respect for this, Sonu Nigam,' tweeted Ranvir Shorey
- "Jai Ho, Sonu Nigam," tweeted Anupam Kher
- While actress Khushboo asked Sonu Nigam to "stay strong"
Actor Ranvir Shorey tweeted: "Huge respect for this, Sonu Nigam" while veteran actor Anupam Kher wrote: “Bande mein hai dum." Actress-producer Khushboo also tweeted saying: "Stay strong as you always have been. Nothing can take away your strength and grit." The prevailing sentiment on social media matches theirs. "Bravo, Sonu Nigam shaves his head. Now where is the Maulvi who issued Fatwa of 10 lakhs hiding? Looks like these fatwas are issued for publicity," read a tweet.
This is what Ranvir Shorey, Anupam Kher and Khushboo tweeted:
Huge #respect for this, @sonunigam. https://t.co/urwc58rQw8- रanviर_ डhoरeय_ (@RanvirShorey) April 19, 2017
Bande mein hai dum. Jai Ho Sonu Nigam.:) https://t.co/Fcl4wAf8Ht— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) April 19, 2017
@sonunigam stay strong as you always have been..nothing can take away ur strength n grit..love u my little brother— khushbusundar (@khushsundar) April 19, 2017
Here are some of the tweets supporting Sonu Nigam:
I'M so proud of these two @sonunigam and Aalim Hakim. That is a slipper shot on the trolls who use religion as their shield. https://t.co/WVqrR7GyRs- Adithya (@TennetiAdithya) April 19, 2017
So apparently our lad @sonunigam has indeed gotten his hair cut and I must say, he can surely rock ANY look!!! #SonuNigam#Rockstarpic.twitter.com/Jb5JfIEZPs- Harshvardhan Saini (@harsh_vardhan) April 19, 2017
@sonunigam Have always been a fan of your talent..now also your Character- Shiro (@Sofarsoogud) April 19, 2017
Proud of you Bro.
.@sonunigam slaps Maulavi by shaving his head. Now where is 10 lakhs Maulavi shabh?#sonunigampic.twitter.com/p5MUgTfDtX- Yogi Blitz (@neelamy9529) April 19, 2017
Not everyone applauded. A section of Twitter accused the singer of seeking attention:
Sonu Nigam got himself a summer haircut and lots of attention.- Pooja (@IamP00ja) April 19, 2017
Publicity Hungry and completely jobless @sonunigam takes bigotry to new levels. What a clown pic.twitter.com/77eBQdbxF7- Vinay Kumar Dokania (@vinaydokania) April 19, 2017
Other gentlemen who've similarly lost their hair do approve, it appears:
Well done Sonu Nigam, we are proud of you ! pic.twitter.com/lN0fy2yh7L- Virender Sahwag (@virendersahwag) April 19, 2017
Speaking to the press before his haircut, Sonu Nigam said, "Shaving hair is no challenge or negativity, it's a symbolic move - asking, what are you making this country? What are these fatwas?" He also clarified that "Azaan and aarti are important, loudspeakers are not."
On Monday, Sonu Nigam used terms and phrases like "gundagardi" and "forced religiousness" after he tweeted against the use of loudspeakers in mosques, temples and gurudwaras. "I consider myself secular, neither am I right wing or left wing and there are very few people like me, I am actually the minority community," Sonu said on Wednesday afternoon, asking that his tweets not be misinterpreted.
God bless everyone. I'm not a Muslim and I have to be woken up by the Azaan in the morning. When will this forced religiousness end in India- Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 16, 2017
And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam.. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison?- Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 17, 2017
I don't believe in any temple or gurudwara using electricity To wake up people who don't follow the religion . Why then..? Honest? True?- Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 17, 2017
Gundagardi hai bus...- Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 17, 2017
Sonu Nigam recently featured on music reality show Indian Idol 9 and also collaborated with Sachin Tendulkar for the cricketer's singing debut.